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Thursday 26 April, 2012

26-Apr-2012 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 WHITBREAD PLC ORD 76 122/153P 1919.50 6.11% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5622.50 5.19% ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC 'B' ORD EUR0. 2266.50 3.54% LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 31
26-Apr-2012 05:00 PM

PLUSquoted Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

PLUS Market MAGNOLIA PETROLEUM ORD 1.12 -0.44% Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
26-Apr-2012 04:30 PM

Henderson International lags index

Henderson International Income Trust's net asset value rose by 9.3% on a total return basis in the six months to the end of February. This compares with a 10.6% increase of 10.6% in the MSCI World ex UK Index (sterling adjusted). At 4:30pm: (LON
26-Apr-2012 04:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 15:00 and 16:00

Overall Market SOCIALGO PLC ORD 1P 0.73 21.67% PROVEN HEALTH VCT PLC ORD 1P 32.00 10.34% GOLD OIL PLC ORD 0.025P 5.78 8.04% JUPITER GREEN INVESTMENT TRUST PLC 94.00
26-Apr-2012 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5622.50 5.19% WHITBREAD PLC ORD 76 122/153P 1901.50 5.11% ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC 'B' ORD EUR0. 2255.75 3.05% ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC 'A' ORD EUR0
26-Apr-2012 03:53 PM

Union MedTech posts full-year loss

Union MedTech posts a pre-tax loss of £109,581 for the year to the end of November compared with a profit of £45,979 a year ago. The group made an operating loss of £53,981 compared with a profit of £41,284 last time. Chairman Christopher Stainforth
26-Apr-2012 03:48 PM

Telekomunikacja Polska issues bonds to subsidiaries

Telekomunikacja Polska has issued PLN378m of short term bonds to its subsidiaries in the past two days. Yesterday (25 April) it issued bonds of PLN100m and PLN50m both with a redemption date of 9 May to PTK Centertel and bonds of PLN1m with a redemption
26-Apr-2012 03:42 PM

Total takes further steps to stop Elgin leak

Total has outlined further significant steps taken to stop the Elgin gas leak. This includes the installation of a key piece of equipment on the G4 well to divert leaking gas away from the wellhead platform. Known as a diverter, this specially manufact
26-Apr-2012 03:33 PM

US gas storage rises to 2,548bn cu ft

US working gas in storage rose to 2,548bn cu ft in the week ending 20 April. The Energy Information Administration says this represents a net increase of 47bn cu ft from the previous week. Stocks were 872bn cu ft higher than last year at this time and
26-Apr-2012 03:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 14:00 and 15:00

Overall Market ENERGY XXI (BERMUDA) COM SHS USD0.0 35.50 12.70% FINDEL PLC ORD 5P 3.63 7.08% PETREL RESOURCES PLC ORD EUR0.0125 6.25 6.29% PATAGONIA GOLD PLC ORD 1P 37.13
26-Apr-2012 03:16 PM

Telekomunikasi Indonesia pre-tax profits up

Telekomunikasi Indonesia posts pre-tax profits of Rupiah6,071bn for the three months to the end of March - up from Rupiah5,135bn a year ago. Revenues rose to Rupiah17,796bn - up from Rupiah16,706bn in 2011. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
26-Apr-2012 03:06 PM

US pending home sales up 4.1%

US pending home sales rose by 4.1% in March, according to the National Association of Realtors. Its index rose to 101.4 in March from an upwardly revised 97.4 in February. The index is now at its highest level since April 2010. Story provided by Stock
26-Apr-2012 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 WHITBREAD PLC ORD 76 122/153P 1888.00 4.37% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5545.00 3.74% UNILEVER PLC ORD 3 1/9P 2133.00 2.60% ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC 'B' ORD EUR0. 2243
26-Apr-2012 02:34 PM

United Bank pre-tax profits rise

United Bank posts a pre-tax profit of Rs7,230.2m for the three months to the end of March - up from Rs5,012.0m a year ago. First quarter after-tax profits rose to Rs4,865.3m - up from Rs3,272.6m last time. The board declared a dividend of Rs1.00 per sha
26-Apr-2012 02:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 13:00 and 14:00

Overall Market CORAC GROUP PLC ORD 10P 10.75 7.50% EDENVILLE ENERGY PLC ORD 0.02P 0.31 6.90% ROXI PETROLEUM PLC ORD 1P 3.25 3.83% SOCIALGO PLC ORD 1P 0.60
26-Apr-2012 02:28 PM

Essar Oil renews sale and purchase deal with Bharat Petroleum

Essar Energy subsidiary Essar Oil Ltd has renewed a major product sale and purchase agreement with Bharat Petroleum Corporation. The renewed four-year agreement, running up to 2016, is for the supply of diesel, petrol, kerosene and aviation turbine fuel
26-Apr-2012 02:25 PM

SpareBank 1 SMN net profits rise

SpareBank 1 SMN posts a first quarter net profit NK272m - an improvement of NKr17m over the corresponding period last year. The bank strengthened its market position, in particular in the market for home mortgage loans. Chief executive Finn Haugan sai
26-Apr-2012 02:23 PM

Broker News & Views

Espirito Santo Execution Noble initiates buy on Laird, target price 280p. Numis downgrades Whitbread from buy to add, target price unchanged at 2,100p. S&P Equity Research upgrades Serco from buy to strong buy, target price increased from 587p to 671p.
26-Apr-2012 02:21 PM

Veidekke wins power contract

Otra Kraft has signed a contract with Veidekke Entreprenør to build new transfer tunnels to Brokke power station in Setesdal. This is a turnkey contract with a value of NKr168.8m excluding VAT. Veidekke's work will largely comprise blasting and c
26-Apr-2012 02:10 PM

Fluormin gives financial and operational update

Fluormin has released corporate, financial, operational and other information pertaining to its third quarter. Corporate and financial highlights for the company for the quarter ended 31 March were: * Disposal of its interest in Kenya Fluorspar Co for
26-Apr-2012 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 WHITBREAD PLC ORD 76 122/153P 1886.50 4.28% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5512.50 3.13% ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC 'B' ORD EUR0. 2252.00 2.88% UNILEVER PLC ORD 3 1/9P 2135
26-Apr-2012 01:57 PM

Glencore signs $12.8bn revolving credit facilities

Glencore International has signed revolving credit facilities totalling $12.8bn which renew its existing revolving credit facilities. The facilities, initially launched at $10bn, closed substantially oversubscribed, due to strong demand from financia
26-Apr-2012 01:42 PM

Kitron revenues up 4.8%

Kitron's revenue amounted to NKr450.4 million in the first quarter - a 4.8% increase on last year. Earnings before interest and tax rose to NKr21.5m up from NKr11.1m. The profit before tax and discontinued operations was NKr13.9m - up from NKr5
26-Apr-2012 01:33 PM

US jobless claim fall by 1000

US initial unemployment claims fell to 388,000 in the week ending 21 April, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 389,000. The US Department of Labor said the four-week moving average was 381,750, an increase of 6,250 from
26-Apr-2012 01:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 12:00 and 13:00

Overall Market GOLD OIL PLC ORD 0.025P 5.33 7.03% MATRA PETROLEUM PLC ORD 0.1P 2.43 4.29% TETHYS PETROLEUM LIMITED ORD USD0.1 51.75 3.50% OROGEN GOLD PLC ORD 0.1P 0.98